Ozone therapy is on the cutting edge of dental care, and is not widely available. The dental office of Frederick Dreher DDS is proud to offer ozone treatment in Ballston Spa, NY to existing and new patients.
The Science Behind Ozone Treatment
There is proven science that explains why ozone therapy is so effective. Ozone is a kind of oxygen molecule with three oxygen atoms (O3). This makes it a potent oxidative molecule that causes intense oxidative stress on bacteria, viruses and fungi. It kills these harmful elements without harming healthy cells. Ozone also makes the oral cavity more aerobic, which naturally subsides the kind of bacteria that causes infection. Finally, ozone stimulates and activates white blood cells which, as part of the body’s immune system, help to prevent oral pathogens from thriving.
How Ozone Therapy is Used
Ozone therapy can be applied in a range of dental applications, such as:
- Control and management of periodontal disease
- Treatment for dental cavities
- Root canal treatment
- And more
Because ozone therapy is so useful in eliminating bacteria and creating an environment where new bacteria cannot readily populate, it’s usefulness in dentistry is vast.
Benefits of Ozone Therapy
Both patients and dentists can appreciate the many benefits of ozone therapy.
Ozone therapy is non-invasive itself, but it often also eliminates the need for other, invasive treatments, such as drilling and laser dental surgery.
Ozone therapy is completely painless, and requires no numbing agents or sedation. In fact, some patients report that ozone therapy is quite pleasant and relaxing.
Ozone has potent antibacterial properties, and it’s one of the strongest and most effective dental treatments for eliminating dental bacteria and pathogens.
There are many more benefits of ozone therapy that your dentist in Ballston Spa, NY can discuss with you during your visit. Contact us today to learn more about ozone treatment.